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Keanu Reeves' band is getting back together for the first time in more than two decades

Rachel Lang

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Keanu Reeves' band is getting back together for the first time in more than two decades

Keanu Reeves - aka the world's nicest man - is taking some time off from his action-hero career in Hollywood to get the ol' band together.

Reeves, who founded Dogstar back in 1991, appeared in promotional snaps to spruik their upcoming album.

It will be their first record in 20 years, with bassist Reeves leaving the band in 2002 so he could pursue his now-stellar acting career.


The trio shared some snaps from the shoot on social media alongside the caption: "Last set up on the roof in Lincoln Heights for [the] Dogstar photo shoot."

The band reunited last summer, and revealed - again, on their spiffy new social media accounts - that they have been emboldened by the reaction of fans.

"Thank you everyone for the kind comments," the band wrote.

"We are overjoyed to see such a response. Honestly, [we] didn’t expect this. It makes us want to play out even more."


They then added a little something to send devoted fans into overdrive.

"We will be rolling out some new music this summer, followed by some gigs. As soon as it’s all figured out we will let everyone know immediately," they said.

As a result, the band revealed they had been hustling to get the lads prepped for their big return.

"So much to do, but rest assured, we are on it and have assembled a fantastic team that are helping us," they said in an online statement.


"We are also going to make a music video to support our first tune."

Whilst they haven't shared any teasers of their tunes, they did reveal their new, sick beats are the most 'satisfying and meaningful batch of songs we’ve ever done'.

"Can’t wait to share our new music with everyone. It’s the moshanks again for being so patient with us. We truly have the best, most loyal fans," they said.


Oof, we can hardly wait.

In the meantime, we can at least take solace in the high-octane thrills of John Wick: Chapter 4, which just so happens to be Reeves' most recent work.

Ironically, the John Wick franchise kicked off when his character's dog was murdered.

So he's now done a full circle back to where it all began, which somewhat poetically is also dog-themed.

Reeves as Wick with his ill-fated pupperino. Credit:  Summit Entertainment
Reeves as Wick with his ill-fated pupperino. Credit: Summit Entertainment

The name came from American novelist Henry Miller's book Sexus, which was a retrospective look over his decaying marriage.

In a passage of prose about making the beast with two backs, Miller wrote: "I was as cool as a cucumber and remote as the dog star."

So there you go.

Reeves' career has been bookended by dogs, which is probably the coolest thing to ever happen.

Make sure you keep your eyes on the sky for more Keanu-canine adventures, because it would seem they are sure to come our way.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy. @Dogstarband/Instagram

Topics: Keanu Reeves, Music, Celebrity

Rachel Lang
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